Chris Tierney

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Chris Tierney
Personal information
Full name Christopher Wheeler Tierney
Date of birth (1986-01-08) January 8, 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Left-Back
Club information
Current team
New England Revolution
Number 8
Youth career
2004–2007 Virginia Cavaliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– New England Revolution 240 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:45, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Christopher Wheeler Tierney (born January 9, 1986) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer.



After playing high school soccer at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, Tierney played college soccer at the University of Virginia, appearing in 79 games with the Cavaliers, starting 38, and scoring 11 goals and adding 16 assists in his four-year career. As a senior, he scored a career-high seven goals, and assisted on seven more, helping his team to advance to the NCAA College Cup in 2006 for the first time since 1997. Tierney also played club soccer in the Boston Bolts youth program, under New England assistant coach Paul Mariner.


Tierney was drafted in the first round (13th overall) in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. He made his full professional debut for Revolution on July 1, 2008, registering two assists in a US Open Cup third-round game against Richmond Kickers.[1] He also played in the final of the 2008 SuperLiga, in which Revolution beat Houston Dynamo on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie; Tierney scored one of the shootout goals.[2]

Tierney became a regular starter for the Revolution during the 2010 season, starting in a variety of positions across the Revs' midfield and back line, including left back, center-back, right back, left midfielder, center defensive midfielder, center midfielder, and center attacking midfielder.[3] He scored his first professional goal on September 4, 2010 in a match against the Seattle Sounders. The goal tied the game at 1, and New England went on to win 3-1.[4] He scored the goal to tie it 1-1 in the 2014 MLS Cup Final. Tierney is known for his accurate and fast crosses, whipped in from the left.


New England Revolution


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 31, 2008. Retrieved February 27, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 12, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  4. ^ Lemieux, Jeff (September 4, 2010). "Revolution 3, Sounders FC 1". Retrieved September 6, 2010. 

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